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Having nearly double digit defections at OSU might look bad, but one must pause and take inventory on each decision instead of just clumping them all together and proclaiming the sky is falling.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — On the day Marc Gasol was traded to the Toronto Raptors, meaning the 7-foot-1 center would not be taking the Chesapeake Energy Arena floor on behalf of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Thunder decided to put up 28 3-point attempts before the half.

Before we all settle in to watch Super Bowl 53 on Sunday, there will already have been plenty of game-related action long before the last extended notes of the Star Spangled Banner have been sung and the last knee has risen from the turf.

The health reasons affecting the resignation of Clay Bennett as chairman of the state board of regents, effective immediately, as announced at Thursday’s board meeting in Oklahoma City, is not threatening Bennett’s role with the group that owns the Oklahoma City Thunder.